Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Around the World Part 3

Here is Part 3 of Around the World in 80 Stitches, a 24-part stitch-a-long from Papillon Creations.

Remember I mentioned that I'd done the plaited fly stitch wrong? I'd misread the chart and thought that some of the stitches had longer "legs." That was actually part of the cutwork stitching. Soooooo, once again, I had to restitch it...again as I'd already messed up and restitched once before! I really am having fun with this project despite (or maybe because of) my errors.

I'm having so much fun with it that I decided to buy a special q-snap cover from Christine in Hanna, Indiana. I saw Debbie's at a get-together and really liked them. I think this print complements my project. I picked up two more for more pieces I'm working on. The covers are well made and were delivered super fast. Sure, I could make one myself, but by the time I dug through my fabric, got my machine out, measured, cut the fabric, messed up the cutting, realized that I didn't have any fabric I really liked after all, went to the store for more fabric, stitched it up, looked for my elastic, went back to the store for more elastic, struggled to get it into the cover properly, and finally got it finished, it really is faster (and cheaper) to buy from Christine.

I've been working on a side project and thought I'd give you a hint. I'm having fun with this too and it's going surprisingly fast. I'll share more later.


  1. Absolutely beautiful! Coming along wonderfully! Can't wait to see more of your secret project! Thanks for sharing. ;)

    Melissa J.

  2. It's looking fantastic and I can't wait to see what your side project will turn out like.

  3. Around the World in 80 Stitches looks fantastic! The Q-snap cover matches perfectly, too! You are so right about buying a Q-snap huggie being faster than making one yourself! I'm looking forward to see what you make with the box.

  4. Holy moley, I am more than impressed by Around the World in Stitches - it looks beautiful so far! I completely relate to you on the q-snap cover issue...I have been wanting one of those adorable coffee cup caddies someone gave out the directions for a while ago, but I cannot follow a sewing pattern to save my life, wardrobe or anything else *lol* I think I would rather buy one off Etsy and support someone who really knows what they are doing than try to make one myself and end up disappointed. Anywho, I can't wait to see what you do with your secret project - keep those needles flying!